Ryan Reynolds shares heartfelt reason for not working simultaneously with Blake Lively

The actor explains how keeping their family together takes priority over individual projects


Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Hollywood’s beloved power couple, have always been known for their strong family values. In a heartwarming revelation back in 2019, Ryan opened up about why he and Blake consciously choose not to work on separate projects simultaneously, putting their family above all else.

In an interview that delved into the couple’s philosophies on balancing work and family life, Ryan Reynolds emphasized the importance of staying together with their daughters despite their demanding schedules. He explained, “Blake and I don’t do movies at the same time. If she is doing a movie in Thailand, and I am doing a movie in Vancouver, we would just never see each other. We operate as a unit, and that works really well for us.”

For the couple, the primary motivation is to ensure their family remains closely knit, regardless of the professional opportunities that come their way. Reynolds added, “The kids stay with us, and the family stays together, and that is where home is. So if we are in Spain or Utah or New York, as long as we are together, we’re home.”


While this approach undoubtedly has its merits, Ryan Reynolds was candid about acknowledging both the pros and cons. On the positive side, having his family alongside him on their journeys has led to delightful moments, such as their collective excitement for his film “Pokémon Detective Pikachu.” He shared, “To be a part of a film that my wife, Blake, is as excited about as my two daughters is unusual and super-exciting for me. It’s so cool to see my girls pumped.”

However, like any family dynamic, constant togetherness also has its quirks. The actor playfully joked, “Usually when I’m on an airplane with my kids, at some point I get up and ask the flight attendants if I can leave the aircraft. 99 percent of the time they say, ‘No, please stay seated!’ So I just sit back down and long for the sweet release of death.”

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively’s commitment to prioritizing their family life, even in the bustling world of Hollywood, serves as a heartwarming reminder that love and togetherness are values that can transcend any glamorous red carpet. Their story continues to inspire fans around the world, showcasing that in the world of entertainment, as in life, family comes first.